Volunteering

The Lighthouse Park Preservation Society is run entirely by volunteers. Since its beginnings in 1998, we have initiated many volunteer events. A monthly bird count on the first Sunday of each month records the birds seen or heard in Lighthouse Park. The statistics are then entered on E Bird Canada.

In partnership with the West Vancouver Parks Department, we also hold 10-12 weed removal events each year in Lighthouse Park and some of the five smaller parks in the neighbourhood. The society spent several Fall seasons restoring Lighthouse Park's main trail, Beacon Trail, with native plant species, and we are currently restoring part of Caulfeild Park to native plants.  We have been focusing on The Dale Park since the fall of 2014 and we have another round of planting this fall.

Our work parties welcome people of all ages. We provide drinks, a light snack, hand tools, and a guaranteed opportunity to get dirty, have fun, and meet some very nice people!  Come and join us for an hour or stay for three!  Please wear old clothes, sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and work gloves. 

For this year's volunteer events, check out our latest newsletter or email us



Monthly Bird Counts 2019

 

Meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot in Lighthouse Park on the

 

First Sunday of every month (except January) at

 

8:30 a.m.  February 3, March 3, April 7, September 1, October 6, November 3

 

8:00 a.m.  May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4

 

Novice and experienced birders welcome.  

 


 

Annual General Meeting

 

Saturday June 15, 2019

 

Save the date!  More details later.

 


 

Volunteer Opportunities 2019

 

For all volunteer events please wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and work gloves.

 


 

SATURDAY, February 16, 9:00 am - noon Cancelled due to snow

 

WEED PULL, NORTH PICCADILLY PARK (12 years and under with an adult please)

 

Meet on Clovelly Walk at junction with N Piccadilly. Note that N Piccadilly is closed for road repairs.

 


 

SATURDAY, March 9, 9:00 am - noon  

 

IVY PULL PLANTING, LIGHTHOUSE PARK (suitable for adults, teenagers and small groups of 10-12 year olds with one adult per group. Younger than 10 years must have one adult per child.)

 

Meet at the upper kiosk in the Lighthouse Park parking lot.

 


 

SATURDAY, May 11, 9:00 am - noon

 

BROOM PULL, LIGHTHOUSE PARK (12 years and under with an adult please)

 

Meet at the upper kiosk in the Lighthouse Park parking lot.